Wide angle for A7/R?

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sean lancaster
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Re: Wide angle for A7/R?
In reply to Godfrey, 11 months ago

Godfrey wrote:

It's a matter of choices. I don't want lenses that I have to do color shift corrections just to get a normal image to work with. It complicates all the rendering work. If you're willing to add that to your image processing workflow, sure.

For me, I'd much rather have the Elmarit-R 19/2.8 or Nikkor 18mm f/3.5 AI-S. Neither of them show any color shifting and they focus a lot closer without needing a complicated mount adapter. They produce results as good or better than the Voigtländer. The Nikkor is available for a good bit less money too, $450-$800 for a clean example.

On my 6D, I tried the Voigtländer Color-Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL II Aspherical and the f/3.5 is just too slow for what I like to shoot. My buddy posted a few more shots with the Voigtlander 21/1.8 and I really like how it generates pleasant out of focus areas:

Not exceptional composition obviously, but I couldn't get this shot with f/3.5. People who want landscape lenses probably aren't going to hesitate to start with f/3.5 or f/2.8, so I am glad they have cheaper options that you note.

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